Taylor, Lowe advance at U.S. track trials

On an eventful night for Georgia Tech grads at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., Angelo Taylor ran the second fastest time in the 400-meter hurdles Thursday, winning his heat in 49.53 seconds.
Taylor, attempting to become the first person in Olympic history to win the 400 hurdles three times, will run in the semifinals Friday.
High jumper Chaunte Lowe also had a successful evening. Lowe cleared 6 feet to advance out of qualifying. Lowe, the American record holder seeking her third Olympic team berth, will compete in the finals on Saturday.
Triple jumper Alphonso Jordan narrowly missed the finals, finishing in 14th. His mark of 53 feet, 1 ½ inches was 1 ½ inches shy of the last (12th) qualifier.

Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog

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Flowery Branch Yellow Jacket

June 29th, 2012
5:10 am

We don’t normally hear much about the Tech track team, but it seems that every four years we place at least one or two people on the U.S. Olympic squad. Congrats to Taylor, Lowe, and Jordan for outstanding performances. I hope to see Taylor and Lowe wearing red, white, and blue in a few weeks.

GTFan

June 29th, 2012
8:08 pm

Thanks for the update Ken. It is always great to hear about GT students and former students.